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Settlers Motel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our second stay at the Settlors Motel and as with the first visit the rooms were excellent- spotlessly clean and very well equipped. But the real difference with this motel is the high quality staff who were again extremely helpful and always smiling. As good as any motel in NZ.

Incredibly THOUGHTFUL. Very polite and relevantly inquisitive. I rang at 10.40pm!!, arrived 12am, left 8am. Arrived to lights & heater on, a breakfast pack on table. The milk is in little bottles rather than the tiny fake milks or small cardboard container. Chocs and robe on the bed (slippers even) . A matching bedroom set of quality wood sides, bed, trunk, wardrobe. Bedroom TV too , on swivel wall mount, I only had to press on and channels up/down. Real coffee and plunger, selection of teas, hot choc, pretty mugs. EXCELLENT SERVICE AND STAY. Thanks Alan!

Just there for one night. Friendly welcome; given a map of the local area with restaurant recommendations. Motel was well located easy walk to town and was well equipped If you do plan to eat out be aware that some restaurant kitchens close at nine in the evening.

Even better the second time. Room was clean and relaxing with cooking facilities if you need them. The owners were very obliging and provided details and suggestions for any outdoor activity. Well done guys will be back again

It was so good we chose to stay an extra night. Staff were all very pleasant and obliging. Nice and quiet therefore very relaxing. Can't rate them highly enough. Wonderful experience and the property is situated very close to amenities.

We spent two nights here in a family apartment, and were very happy with the room, the service we received (which I thought was exceptional) and the proximity to the town centre. The apartment was small but comfortable, and had everything we needed for a great stay. Loved it !

The 3 of us stayed in a family room at the end of the block. It was a little like home with a table and chairs to sit on out back, there was even a swing set and safe area for kids if you had them. Towel provided for the springs and free laundry facilities. The Motel was quiet at night with a TV and DVDs to watch if wanted also for free. The staff could not have been more helpful. Thanks for the great stay.

This was the 4th time we have stayed at the Settlers Motel which is proof enough that we love it there! It's our home in Hanmer! Excellent facilities, friendly owners Sally and Alan and very close to the pools. Sadly it's our last time to NZ due to health, but we would like to thank Sally and Alan for providing us with a Motel in a fabulous location that we will miss greatly.

Have stayed here a couple of times as our accommodation provided with our 'Hanmer Pamper Package" and have enjoyed the stay. Lovely clean comfortable room with little 'treats' to ensure you remember the experience. Very convenient and quiet location. Well done Settlers Motel.

I have stayed in this motel several times. The hosts and service is amazing. The rooms are always impeccable. The price is on the high side, but you pay for the service and room standard. I would definitely return

6 Leamington Street Hanmer Springs

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a leisurely stroll of Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, Settlers Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Waiau Ferry Bridge. This 14-room, 5-star motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchenettes, balconies, and refrigerators. Conical Hill Walkway is also nearby.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 14 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies or patios. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and phones.

Property features

Settlers Motel features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free newspapers. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Studio King Spa

King 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom Executive Spa

Twin 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 628 reviews